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Tyler Museum of Art Announces New Building Project Details

Members of the Tyler Museum of Art’s new museum project team of architects continue to make both national and international headlines. Earlier this month, the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky opened an exhibition titled Unveiling the New Speed: A Model of the Future designed to showcase its $79 million expansion led by TMA project architects, wHY Architecture. Doug Reed of Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects was awarded the esteemed Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Reed Hilderbrand was chosen by the TMA to design plans for the new museum project in 2008.

Dallas Museum of Art Announces Lineup for First BooksmART Festival

Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced the lineup for the first annual BooksmART Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2011. This daylong free festival at the DMA celebrating literature and the arts for families and children of all ages will feature authors and illustrators, artists, workshops, gallery tours, music, and much more. Admission to the Museum and the festival will be free from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., and community partners, including the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas County Community College District, and Dallas Theater Center, will collaborate on programs throughout the festival. Performances include appearances by children’s songwriter and performer Joe McDermott and Faeren, the Austin-based performance group led by Jan Bozarth, author of the popular Fairy Godmother Academy series.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Appoints Veteran Fundraiser Judy Ivey to Director of Institutional Advancement

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has appointed Judy Ivey to Director of Institutional Advancement. In this key leadership position, Ms. Ivey will establish a new Development Division as the Museum seeks to build support to help fulfill new project initiatives, particularly in the areas of education, exhibit and collections programming. This new position will also oversee the marketing and communication activities of the organization.

Ross vs. Ross – Orchards of Possibility

Richard’s distinctive trees can be seen as soon as you walk in from across the room. As you get closer to the large piece, you notice the tile pattern used in the background. When you are right in front of the piece you can read more on the story, “the road to the store” in small, painted legible writing. My favorite piece from the entire show is one of the large painted trees, the red and black, ‘The Orchard Trees’.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Presents Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork

The New York-based artist Charles LeDray, known for his diminutive yet powerfully resonant objects made of fabric, clay, and bone, is the subject of a major mid-career survey at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Organized by Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, the exhibition traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and will conclude its national tour in Houston.

Crow Collection of Asian Art Presents Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond

There is no Tibetan equivalent for the word “art” as it is known in the West. The closest approximation is lha dri pa, literally, “to draw a deity.” That premise will be explored in the exhibition Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond at the Crow Collection of Asian Art from Saturday, May 21, through Sunday, September 11, 2011. Free and open to the public, the exhibition will feature 24 works of art including paintings and alternative media by eight Tibetan artists.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Arts of China Gallery Completed with Installation of Accessible, Interactive Touch Screen

The new Arts of China Gallery at the MFAH opened last fall with the installation of artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s monumental gunpowder landscape, which had been created in a Houston warehouse, and a dozen objects of Chinese art. The installation of the gallery is now complete, with the addition of an interactive, 40” touch screen, finalizing the curator’s vision to engage museum visitors with the art. The accessible, interactive touch screen allows museum visitors to access information about the dozen artworks on view, and to learn about Chinese art and the MFAH Arts of Asia galleries in general.

Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection Opens at the Dallas Museum of Art

In the Dallas Museum of Art’s first Native American exhibition in nearly twenty years, more than 100 works of art from the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, will be on view beginning April 24, 2011, in the Museum’s Chilton Galleries. Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection explores the extraordinarily diverse forms of visual expression in Native North America. Organized by geographic culture areas, the works of art in this exhibition date from well before first European contact to the present and celebrate the continuing vitality of American Indian art.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents Teen-Artist Project: Annual Exhibition

The Modern’s Teen-Artist Project pairs area high school students with artists as teachers. Every fall and spring, up to fifteen dedicated, hardworking, and creative students are accepted into the program and spend Sunday afternoons working with program artists in the Modern’s galleries and studio. Throughout the program, students become familiar with the museum as a resource for looking at and learning about art, expanding each student’s art practice with the introduction of new concepts, artists, and media.